Twelve Years a Slave Test | Final Test - Easy

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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who was the slaves' best-loved plantation owner in Bayou Bœuf?
(a) William Ford.
(b) Mary McCoy.
(c) John Tibeats.
(d) Edwin Epps.

2. What did the fact that Epps bought a large plantation that the slaves had actually earned for him reveal about him?
(a) That he stole from the hard labor of others.
(b) That he felt that he deserved it.
(c) That he thought of absolutely no one but himself.
(d) That he did not see anything wrong with doing that.

3. For the most part, why did whippings occur with high frequency at the Epps plantation?
(a) Because the slaves tended to get rowdy.
(b) Because slaves did not pick the right amount of cotton.
(c) Because the slaves were constantly late to the cotton field.
(d) Because Epps constantly accused the slaves of stealing from him.

4. After Bass agreed to help Solomon regain his freedom, how did both men act toward each other around Epps?
(a) As if nothing was going on between them.
(b) As if they did not like each other.
(c) Friendly as ever with one another.
(d) They would say hello to one another on occasion.

5. For what reason did Epps give Solomon what turned out to be his last whipping?
(a) For lying.
(b) For having forgotten to clean out the carriage house.
(c) For oversleeping.
(d) For stealing from him.

6. What type of battle did Tibeats perceive himself to be involved in with Solomon?
(a) To determine who was the more intelligent man.
(b) To determine who was the better man.
(c) To determine who was the stronger man.
(d) To determine who was the more righteous man.

7. What seemed to be most valued by Epps' slaves at Christmastime?
(a) The Leave Passes.
(b) The Christmas Supper.
(c) The Christmas Dance.
(d) The singing that took place.

8. How did Tibeats feel when he told Solomon that he had sold him to Edwin Epps?
(a) He felt glad to be rid of Solomon.
(b) He felt guilty for having sold Solomon.
(c) He had second thoughts about having sold Solomon.
(d) He feels as though he had finally beat Solomon at something.

9. In general, how did Solomon describe how Bass was regarded by others?
(a) Unable to tell because Bass was so unpredictable.
(b) Well-liked and respected.
(c) Somewhat liked and respected.
(d) Disliked and avoided.

10. How did Mary McCoy become the owner of the Norwood Plantation?
(a) Her late husband willed it to her.
(b) She purchased it from William Ford.
(c) She bought it from Edwin Epps.
(d) She inherited the Plantation from her parents who died.

11. What did the fact that Tibeats appeared unexpectedly three times while Solomon was working for Eldret indicate about him?
(a) That he wanted to see whether Solomon worked harder for Eldret than he did for him.
(b) That he was looking for ways to get even with Solomon.
(c) That he was curious about how Eldret and Solomon got along with each another.
(d) That he wanted to get Solomon in trouble with Eldret.

12. What was the likely thought type that raised the level of respect for Marshall among those who lived in Bayou Bœuf after he killed the man from Natchez?
(a) That he was the toughest man around.
(b) That he was the best--even if he wasn't in the West.
(c) That he was good at keeping outsiders out of the area.
(d) That they liked him before--and that they liked him even more then.

13. What two words could be used to accurately characterize slave owner, Edwin Epps?
(a) Quiet, funny.
(b) Nice, friendly.
(c) Friendly, anxious.
(d) Harsh, cruel.

14. What type of person did John Tibeats prove himself to be doing during the time that Solomon was working for Mr. Eldret?
(a) Vengeful.
(b) Selfish.
(c) Compassionate.
(d) Concerned.

15. In characterizing Judge Turner, how was he like the other planters in Bayou Bœuf?
(a) He abused and mistreated them.
(b) He expected the slaves to work and produce for him.
(c) He treated them like animals.
(d) He believed that slaves could be profitable for him.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did Solomon not want the other slaves to know about his past?

2. Following up on the characterization of Judge Turner, how did he differ from other planters in the area with regard to their treatment of slaves?

3. What piqued Bass' interest to want to know how Solomon had made his way to Louisiana?

4. Toward which of the following did Patsey look forward to the most, to one day save her from the cruelty of her masters?

5. What was the nature of the meetings that Bass held with Solomon with regard to restoring his freedom?

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